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Sheng’s Daily: Gregor Signs, Donato Leaves, Bruins Eyeing Hertl?

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RFA Noah Gregor, per his uncle Jason Gregor, is back with the San Jose Sharks on a one-year, two-way contract for $750,000 in the NHL or $200,000 in the AHL.

The 23-year-old is still waiver-exempt and it’s a deeper San Jose forward corps this season — that makes him a strong candidate to start the regular season with the Barracuda.

The speedy winger has shown obvious flashes of talent in his two NHL seasons, but he’s yet to put it together and carve himself out a regular NHL role.

Meanwhile, RFA Ryan Donato, who became a UFA when the San Jose Sharks neglected to qualify him, signed a one-year veteran’s minimum contract with the Seattle Kraken.

Donato came to San Jose hoping to grab a top-six role, but by the end of the season, he was a healthy scratch.

The Sharks never really spelled out why they were displeased with Donato’s play, but a recent micro-stats dump from InStat Hockey and JFreshHockey illuminated the winger’s problems with turnovers:

Micro-Stats Reveal More About Karlsson, Burns, Kane, Couture, Other Sharks

At San Jose Hockey Now…

What’s the upside for Jasper Weatherby? An NHL scout shares his thoughts:

Scout on Weatherby’s Upside

Should the San Jose Sharks offer sheet Elias Pettersson from the Vancouver Canucks? What should the Sharks do with Tomas Hertl? The Locked On Sharks guys answer your mailbag questions here:

Sharks Training Camp Mailbag: Offer Sheet Pettersson?

In other San Jose Sharks news…

The San Jose Barracuda have re-signed Steenn Pasichnuk to a one-year deal. (San Jose Barracuda)

San Jose Sharks prospect Vladislav Kotkov has elected to play in the KHL:

Around the NHL…

An advocacy group wants Stan Bowman suspended from the US Olympic team. (TSN)

Colorado Eagles assistant coach Brett Clark leaves the Colorado Avalanche affiliate over COVID protocols:

Ex-Av, Colorado Eagles coach Brett Clark leaves team over Covid protocols

Could Hertl become a trade option for the Boston Bruins?

Could Hertl Become A Trade Option For Boston Bruins?

Columbus Blue Jackets fire Sylvain Lefebvre after he refuses COVID-19 vaccine, hire Steve McCarthy. (1st Ohio Battery)

Steve Carp thinks the Vegas Golden Knights should roll dice on Jack Eichel:

Carp: Golden Knights should roll dice on Eichel

Sammi Silber believes Vitek Vanecek can make a strong case to be the Washington Capitals starter:

Silber: Vanecek Can Make Strong Case As Washington Capitals Starter In 2021-22

Why did Pierre-Luc Dubois keep silent about the reasons for his trade request? (Sportsnet)

What would the Pittsburgh Penguins lines look like without Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin?

Age, Injuries & Resilience; Laying out Penguins Lines Without Crosby and Malkin

The New York Islanders opener at UBS Arena sells out in minutes:

Islanders Opener at UBS Arena Sells Out in Minutes

NHL.com writers share their memories of USA’s 1996 World Cup of Hockey triumph. (NHL)

10 facts guaranteed to make Detroit Red Wings fans feel old:

Ten Facts Guaranteed to Make a Detroit Red Wings Fan Feel Old

The Canucks announce their rookie camp plans:

Canucks Announce Rookie Camp for This Week

The Florida Panthers throw their support behind the Miami Dolphins:

FHN Today: Florida Panthers throw support behind Miami Dolphins

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